It is Sunday so I what to ask you a question. Are you thinking about "going to church?" That is a phrase we would commonly say in the south. Later today someone my ask you, "Did yall go to church this morning?" You see "church" is a part of the culture in the south. But going to church too often has little to do with your relationship with God. You see you can go to church and see the people who who like, and avoid those who you do not like. At church you can talk about sports, what you did on Saturday, or a thousand other things going on in your life and just ignore God. You will listen to a teacher or preacher a little and even open a bible and read the Scripture.
But all these sort of church things are certainly not bad, but let me ask you the real question that is more important. Are you going to worship today? This phrase has become common too. Many mean the same thing by this as the previous question, "Are you going to church?" Or maybe they mean a little more specific that you are going to the "preaching service." But I want to ask you to search your heart for a moment and answer the question when you go to the local church building this morning and enter to talk to friends and others do you think in the time you are there, you will submit in your heart your life to God?
Will you attempt to realize who God is? Will you think about the love of Jesus Christ who is God in the flesh and submit in your heart and mind your life to Him? Will you have some time of submission of everything about you, to the will of the one who know you better than you know yourself? Will you Worship Jesus?
Going to church does not mean you will automatically worship God? I hope that you do do go to church today but a million times more I pray that you will worship when you get there. Or maybe you need to start the worship NOW, and then go to church.
I will exalt you, my God the King;
I will praise your name for ever and ever.
2 Every day I will praise you
and extol your name for ever and ever.
3 Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
his greatness no one can fathom.
4 One generation commends your works to another;
they tell of your mighty acts.
5 They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—
and I will meditate on your wonderful works.[b]
6 They tell of the power of your awesome works—
and I will proclaim your great deeds.
7 They celebrate your abundant goodness
and joyfully sing of your righteousness.